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Nick Pinto

Nick Pinto served two tours as staff writer at the Village Voice. His reporting has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Gothamist, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, The Intercept, and elsewhere.

The Rikers Monitor Is Finally Fed Up With the Adams Administration

"Real harm is occurring to real people in real time," the monitor reminds everyone.

July 11, 2023

What’s in Eric Adams’s Wallet?

And other questions raised by the most absurdly unnecessary government forgery operation ever reported.

Epstein Killed Himself, With the Help of a Broken and Neglectful Federal Prison System

Incompetence, violence and death in New York's federal jails don't require imaginative explanation—they're commonplace.

June 29, 2023

The Adams Administration’s Clumsy Campaign to Downplay Violence on Rikers Island Backfires

A federal judge no longer trusts jail officials to give an accurate picture of violence in City jails, and may weigh taking the jails out of City control altogether.

June 13, 2023

Cover-Ups, Half-Truths, Secrecy and Contempt: Watchdog Report Shows How Rikers Officials Are Making Court Oversight Look Like a Joke

The monitor's latest report describes a jail system that tries to conceal its ongoing violence and blocks outside efforts to improve conditions.

June 9, 2023

City Is Taking Air Quality Crisis Very Seriously, Mayor Adams Says On His Way to Hang With Robert De Niro

A mayor more accustomed to photo-ops than emergencies struggled to find his footing during the air emergency

A Taxonomy of the Names of the Roses in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Tag yourself, we're Comtesse Festetics Hamilton.

June 2, 2023

Rikers Officials Said Joshua Valles Had a Heart Attack. His Autopsy Revealed a Fractured Skull

"But for the bail rollbacks, Joshua would have been alive today."

May 31, 2023